Davis duo plays at The Palms, celebrating release of new album

Award-winning Americana/folk duo Misner & Smith — Davis residents Sam Misner and Megan Smith — will play a special CD release show at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Misner & Smith have been winning over fans with top-notch songwriting, musicianship and extraordinary vocal harmonies for years. They […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Hear Wealth of Nations on Friday

Wealth of Nations — featuring David Hafter and Chris Stabenfeldt — will play music from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, on the patio of Little Prague, 330 G St. The concert will move indoors in the event of rain.

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

The Warren Hood Band brings Americana roots to The Palms

Texas fiddler, songwriter and singer Warren Hood and his five-piece band will play Western swing, country and Americana at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Tickets are $15. Palms audiences first encountered Hood’s blazing and soulful fiddling when he was a member of Bay Area-based acoustic favorites […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Comedy duo plays at City Hall Tavern

The comedy duo 2030 — which features Davis High School graduate Brent Pella — will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the City Hall Tavern in downtown Davis for UC Davis College Night. The tavern is at 226 F St.

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

‘A Christmas Story’ comes to Winters

The Winters Theatre Company will present Jean Shepherd’s “A Christmas Story,” a comedy adapted by Philip Grecian, from Nov. 23 through Dec. 8. Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the 1940s Midwest follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. All the elements […]

November 15, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Local artist’s work in ‘Thirteen for Halloween’ exhibit

Candy Taylor Tutt of Woodland is one of 13 artists included in this year’s “Thirteen For Halloween” show in Berkeley. Created by Bay Area artist Alexandra von Burg, the annual event showcases artisans whose work focuses on Day of the Dead, Halloween and ghoulish creations ranging from sweet to spooky. The preview party is from […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Disney skates into Sacramento

Disney On Ice presents “Passport to Adventure” at Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena from Wednesday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 13. The show features an international team of award-winning figure skaters, high-energy choreography and a colorful set that captures four unusual worlds. Shows are at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 9-11; 11:30 a.m., 3:30 and […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

UC Davis art studio program brings visitors to campus

The UC Davis art studio program has announced the 12th season of its Visiting Artist Lectures. The series, organized by graduate student artists and members of the art faculty, brings noted practitioners from across the country for a brief residence at UCD that includes a public lecture and instructional activities. The following lecturers will appear […]

October 24, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Davis Shakespeare Ensemble picks up ‘Best of Fringe’ honor for ‘Nightingale’

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s show “Nightingale” was honored with “Best of Fringe 2013″ recognition by the San Francisco Fringe Festival, where “Nightingale” was performed four times during the festival’s September run. “Nightingale” — a piece involving movement, text, music and projections — was developed by the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s co-artistic director Gia Battista, who was […]

October 08, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Catch ‘The Tango Lesson’ at the I-House

“The Tango Lesson,” a  1997 European film directed by Sally Potter, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m. There is […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Yolo artist’s work in Yamada’s office

Yolo County artist Rebecca Ryland’s work is on display at Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada’s Woodland district office, 725 Main St., Suite 206. The public is invited to come and see it. Ryland’s artwork invokes scenes of Yolo County, including stills of the Yolo Basin and the farmland surrounding Winters. “Our office is pleased to partner with […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

More music at Monticello

Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, 603 G St., has harvested another crop of musicians for October. On Wednesdays, Jan Peters will emcee an acoustic open mic from 8:30 to 11 p.m.  Bob Wren plays a wide array of styles on his violin and octave mandolin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays. Ken Kemmerling jazzes things up on […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

ARTober is a monthlong celebration of the arts

ARTober, a monthlong celebration, spotlights the talent and creativity of artists throughout Davis and shares the Mondavi Center’s world-renowned performances. As part of National Art & Humanities Month, Davis Downtown joins artists, galleries and businesses to bring attention to more than 65 art events taking place in Davis during October. Throughout the month, the public […]

October 02, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,

Concert series highlights Fall Welcome

Davis Downtown presents the first Discover Downtown Davis Fall Welcome Street Concert series from 2 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, on D Street between First and Second streets. This event is free — with the help of sponsors First Northern Bank, Sophia’s Thai Kitchen and 2407 Graphics — and features The Family Crest, Cold Eskimo, […]

October 03, 2013 | Posted in Arts | Tagged ,